Helena Millar 

Saint John, NB Canada
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83
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Festivals & Events
  • Food & Wine
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sports & Outdoors


Destinations
  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1984
Languages
  • English

My Background

My husband and I emigrated to Canada in 2006 having owned our own Travel Agency in England for 11 years. Garth is originally from Northern Ireland and I am from Birmingham, England. We have vast experience in trips to Europe having visited Ireland, Spain, Austria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Romania and Sweden. We also have extensive knowledge of Disney as we vacation in Orlando at least twice per year and have escorted groups to Disney Marathon. Additionally we have developed a niche in Sports Travel so if you are interested in Running or Triathlon style vacations please contact me.

In December 2014 we visited Scottsdale, Tucson and Las Vegas where we found ourselves visiting many golf courses including TPC Scottsdale and Dove Mountain as well as the TPC courses in Las Vegas,

In October I escorted a group of 21 people on a tour of Italy visiting Florence, Cinque Terre, Lake Garda and Venice and we are planning a Hiking and Running tour of Ireland for September 2016.

I am thrilled to be associated with Vision Travel and Virtuoso as they bring such quality to the products and services that I provide to my clients.

Places I Have Traveled


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Complete Confidence

By: Cathy


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2013

I have been using Helena exclusively for all my travel needs, both personal and business and I have complete confidence every time that she will make sure all the little details I may have forgotten have been addressed and will not pop up as a nasty little surprise along the way. She is the unquestionable expert in European travel.

By: Ireland 2013


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

I would highly recommend Helena Millar, Vision 2000. Our group trip to Ireland was well planned and organized. It's always a pleasure to deal with Helena!

Highly recommend

By: KVStyle


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

Our trip was an absolute blast. Hotels were great, tour bus was comfortable and tour guide personable and helpful. Helena was very organized, responsive to questions and ensured that we knew exactly what our itinerary and schedules were. She went, in my opinion, above and beyond, to ensure that our trip was memorable and just plain fun.

Highly recommended

By: JnB


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

It was an excellent trip. Amazed we were able to fit it all in. It all went well. When asked if there was anything I might have changed, neither my Bride nor I could think of anything other than .... wish it was longer. Our CIE bus driver Shawn was terrific, entertaining and amazing with how he could maneuver his coach around. We would do another in a heart beat.

Highly Recommended

By: Mother Nature


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2013

Helena was right on the ball making sure our large group was looked after.I was so impressed by all the little spur of the moment things that she did to enhance our trip The morning group run around Dublin was my favorite unplanned event. The tour was a perfect balance of fun, history lessons, walking, running, coastal views, shopping. I would trust Helena to make plans for any future trips for me. She is such a nice, professional, competant person. Lots of laughs and great memories

recent trip to ireland

By: frank


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

The trip met my expectations and more. We were well looked after and I never heard anyone say they were not having a great time.

Fabulous!

By: cownadian


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

Wonderful trip! Everything went exactly as planned. Perfect combination of touring and free time. Great hotels, and the breakfasts!

I would highly recommend Helena Millar

By: diesel88


Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

The recent trip that I went on with Helena was very well planned. I would highly recommend her to anyone. The quality of the rooms were excellent. The bus tour didn't feel like you were on a bus forever, we stopped often which made for an enjoyable experience and we travel many miles and saw a ton of things.

Highly recommend

By: CMW


Reviewed on: 12 Oct 2013

Helena ensured we had an excellent travel adventure.

Highly Recomended, such Freedom in itinerary!

By: Moosehead


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2013

Just back from a wonderful tour in Ireland with some add-ons a the end of the formal tour. Fights worked out well.

Highly Recommended

By: Westielover


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

I have found Helena a highly competent, very personable travel agent to work with and will continue to use her for all my future travels. She is very involved in all aspects of my journeys and checks in frequently to see if things are going well on my side of things i.e. visa application etc. She also likes to know how the holiday went.

Hehena Miller-'-Excellent

By: Betty


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Helena has been very helpful, sincere, and friendly. She goes out of her way to deliver and explain travel documents, with plenty of lead time.

well planned

By: Ed


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

The trip she had arranged for us was well planned and required a lot of organization I think she did a bang on job Ed

Amazing!

By: Dcaicco


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Helena planned a family trip of ours to punta cana. She was great to deal with and was very helpful when choosing a resort. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

family trip

By: trm


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

Helena met the challenge of planning a family vacation for 6 adults & 2 children. She had to co-ordinate 3 three different time zones & 2 countries to get us all together at the same time in another country. We had a wonderful trip. Many thanks to Helena.

highly Recommended

By: Diana


Reviewed on: 24 Nov 2013

I have been dealing with Helens for a couple of years now and whether its a basic trip from one city to another or a Christmas in St Lucia (which she organized last year for me), Helena treats you with fabulous service! Respectful, puts you first and goes out of her way to find the best of every aspect of your journey no matter the size of your pocketbook! Top notch service with my travel plans- in this day and age that is rare! Thank you Helena!

Excellent Service

By: Mooseman516


Reviewed on: 13 Dec 2013

Great service as always by Helena, she always meets and exceeds my expectations.

Highly Reccommended

By: Diana


Reviewed on: 05 Jan 2014

As always great service with a caring manner when one has Helena put together your travel plans! Don't leave home without her help!

Perfect holiday from the winter weather

By: Christie


Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2014

Helena planned my Christmas holiday to Florida this year and it was perfect She thought of every detail (including getting us transfers from the Orlando airport to the hotel and back) and offered excellent advice regarding what to do while in Florida. I literally didn't have to worry about a thing. This isn't the first time Helena has organized my travel for me...and it won't be the last. She's friendly, efficient and knows exactly how to plan the trip I want. I highly recommend her services.

Great service

By: David3535


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2014

Helena booked my wife a great price transportation to Costa Rica, and then in less than 3 weeks before departure add another seat for me on the same routing for a few dollars more. I would recommend Her services to anyone requiring an international booking as she is able to provide value by access to routing not available on Expedia type services with good local knowledge.

Highly Recommended - Stupendous

By: Westie Lover


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2014

Helena spends a lot of time with me to come up with the most appropriate flights, and they have always been wonderful.  I fully recommend her as a first class agent for all travel arrangements.  She will be hearing from me in the next few weeks to book my next overseas flights.

Excellent!

By: EK


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2014

Everything worked out perfectly. She has great organizational skills and attention to detail. 

I highly recommend the tropical princess in punta canta

By: cc2014


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2014

I have done a lot of traveling but this is my first time doing an all exculivise and I truly enjoyed it not to have $ for drinks ,food etc.the hotel was very clean and the staff went out of their way to bring things for me. I am not a breakfast person all my were so after first am . I had room service of just toast and coffee for 2 although it was just me in the room no one needed to know except my friends and they were so pleasant in the am. it was nice to start that way on my time. the whole hotel and grounds were so nice and clean and I never felt on safe once the whole time I was there. I would go back in a min. loved the ocean and the sun!!!!!!!

Mallorca visit

By: Gerard MacDonald


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

A pleasure from start to finish! Well organized, pleasant, I would sign on with another adventure with her in a heartbeat

Highly recommended.

By: Jkh


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2014

It was wonderful working with Helena to plan our recent cruise to Alaska.  She took all of the guess work out of planning.  While she listened to what I wanted she provided a couple of cruise lines to choose from and then left the decision up to me.  Prior to our week long cruise, I met with Helena to review our travel plans.  She made some recommendations which made the whole cruise experience awesome.  I would highly recommend Helen's kind and professional experience.  

Highly recommended

By: Flotsam


Reviewed on: 04 Jun 2014

Great hotels booked by Helena for my recent trip to France & Italy with my elderly mother.  Very appropriate hotels, thanks so much.

Family Friendly Florida

By: Christie


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2014

From start to finish, Helena handled every aspect of a family holiday to Florida with efficiency and patience. She looked after flights (despite the weather we had no delays coming or going), our hotel (booked with a trip to Disney and Universal in mind and knowing we would be without a car) and our park tickets. Helena's AWESOME!

Great as always!!

By: GSB


Reviewed on: 03 Dec 2014

Excellent service always available

Professional, knowledgable, and kind

By: jkh


Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2015

I had the pleasure of working with Helena recently as she booked several air trips we were taking. As we have used Helena's services in the past, I had come to expect expert, kind, prompt service and this experience was no different. Helena quickly deal with the airlines, booking holidays on the dates and times we needed. She also found reasonably priced air line fares that suited our budgets. And she even emailed me after my return flight to see how I had gotten on during my holiday. I will definitely use Helena's expert professional travel services the next time we plan a holiday.

Expert friendly service

By: Paul


Reviewed on: 23 Feb 2015

We enjoyed our trip to Grenada in February. Helena found this trip for us at the last moment. We would not have had a winter vacation without her help.

Awesome service

By: boglema


Reviewed on: 05 Apr 2015

This vacation exceeded my expectations. The room at the Fairmont was lovely and the service they provided was excellent.

Helena is awesome

By: Weiner


Reviewed on: 06 Apr 2015

Super organized and efficient.

Excellent advice and personalized guidance

By: bmac


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

Helena was very helpful, provided excellent advice and thought of all the little details. Helena's service and guidance made our trip effortless and smooth. Can't wait to plan another.

Fantastic service

By: Lisa&Boon


Reviewed on: 02 Dec 2015

Helena booked our recent trip to Bali Indonesia and Singapore from a small province in Canada. Timing for all flights was excellent and she searched extensively to help find a price point that met our budget. Several days before we flew Helena met with us in person to go over the details of our flights and transit (ie: visa and customs). This helped make our air travel seamless. Thank you for all your work.

Always a perfectly planned trip!

By: NathalieG


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2016

I always put my travel plans in Helena's hands. Every holiday is perfect, every business trip seamless. Grateful for her expert guidance.

Another great trip

By: ChristieW


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2016

Helena looked after a recent weekend break to Boston for me and my kids and - as always - the trip went off without a hitch. Our documents were in perfect order, and she met with me in advance to go over everything. She provided a map of Boston and directions on how to get from the train station to our hotel. She even reminded me (more than once) to get my passport renewed. Whether your trip is once-in-a-lifetime or a mini-break, Helena is the best travel agent ever.

Clermont Florida

By: CSEA


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2016

Great trip. Off the beaten track suggestion worked out well with transportation all taken care of. would not hesitate to make my travel arrangements with Helena again. Thank you Helena

Friendly service

By: Goose


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2016

We had great service.

Met all my needs promptly

By: Macavity.


Reviewed on: 06 Jun 2016

Booked flights quickly. Gave me useful information. All went according to plan. Thanks Helena.

Mont Tremblant rocks!

By: Pat 53


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2016

Superb accommodations, the Thank you for your excellent service

Excellent Service!

By: JRF


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2016

Helena did a terrific job booking flights for a challenging trip. I gave her the parameters and "wish-list" and she delivered after another premium travel business failed. I will certainly use her for future travel planning and highly recommend her!

Took great care of me

By: EB


Reviewed on: 16 Aug 2016

No problems with flight or accommodations. Thank you Helena

Friendly, fun & Energetic

By: La Bec


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2016

Our group was very lucky to be so well cared for by Helena and her "team". Details = great. Fun = great. Agenda = great. Ireland was a really pleasant adventure which she helped maintain as a full, but relaxed trip. Her smile and energy was shared equally among a diverse group of travellers. I would definitely recommend her for your travel.

Great fun for all

By: Tim61


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2016

Great relaxed trip. Nice hiking locations with stops at some of the main tourist attractions. Flexible schedule added to the enjoyment of the trip. Would definitely travel again on a Helena Millar organized tour.

Everything was great

By: Kathleen 2467


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

very well planned on ground travel arrangements and tickets bought and paid for-all easy and convenient.. Travel within England. I think Helena is the best travel agent in Saint John NB and I have used all of them

Professional and personal service!

By: Bob2016


Reviewed on: 12 Nov 2016

Have used Helena several times for trip planning and have always been very happy with the service she provides. She is quick to respond to questions and makes knowledgeable recommendations. Will continue to book our travels with Helena!

Helpful, thorough, friendly!

By: Nms


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2017

I approached Helena at the end of November 2016, to help our family find an all-inclusive vacation to the Caribbean ...for just five weeks later during the very busy travel season of Christmas school break. I had a long list of requirements also, limiting which islands we were willing to visit, minimum 4 star rating, kid-friendly, limited budget, inflexible travel dates. My own online search revealed resorts already fully booked, or prices were extremely expensive as only the most expensive rooms left. I thought it was likely a long shot, but Helena found us a few options to choose from, including our first choice of island, with first class airline tickets and concierge level resort amenities and still within budget! I was amazed! The process was all very low stress for me! Prior to our trip, Helena met with us in person to deliver our travel documents and review all requirements for us to enter the visited country, ensuring a smooth arrival. Excellent service!

Amazing service!

By: Shelley


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2017

Helena booked my trip from Saint John to Flagstaff Arizona. Because Air Canada does not fly into Flagstaff, Helena coordinated an itinerary with the shortest possible layover that would allow me to switch airlines in Phoenix. She also worked in the early morning hours to get my flights and hotel changed for my return trip as a storm was on the way in Flagstaff. Helena made great recommendations for my excursions in Arizona and was an absolute pleasure to deal with!

Awesome Agent

By: Jo


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2017

Helena is a fabulous travel agent. She looks out for our best interests and always makes sure we get value, and that we know everything we need to on our trips. I highly recommend her to all of our friends and family.

Helena is awesome!

By: A Heelis


Reviewed on: 17 Mar 2017

Helena was a great travel advisor. I was not an easy client and gave her lots of requirements. But she came through and found a perfect vacation for us. She answered all our questions, and there were many. And she supported us right through the trip as little challenges arose! We will definitely use Helena again for future travel.

Helena Millar

By: Colleen


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2017

She is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful.

Dominican Republic holiday

By: SJ


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2017

Helena is always a pleasure to work with! She goes above and beyond in her research to make sure your trip will be everything you expect, and more. Her knowledge and recommendations are always "on the mark" and her follow-up after your return is excellent customer service! I highly recommend Helena for all your travel needs.

Trip to Mexico.

By: Susie Q


Reviewed on: 18 Apr 2017

Enjoyed working with Helena. Very professional and worked hard to find us the best deal on flights.

Excellent service!

By: SM75NB


Reviewed on: 20 Apr 2017

Helena is very accommodating and understanding to your needs and concerns. Her schedule is flexible, personality fantastic and knowledge unmatched. She made me feel confident and safe for my first International travel experience. ♥

Italy trip

By: Brian


Reviewed on: 05 Jun 2017

Excellent, she took care of all our needs & concerns. She made sure all of the details of the trip were in place and her selection of hotels was great

Sibling Road Trip

By: MJB


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

It's always a pleasure to work with Helena. She takes care of every detail and offers suggestions that I didn't think of (and trust me, I think of many!) I've been on many trips that have been organized by Helena and would highly recommend her to make your adventures come true! Our sibling road trip to Boston to see Lady Gaga at Fenway Park was 30+ years in the making and Helena's suggestions made it that much more special! Thanks Helena for all that you do!

Alaska

By: S&D


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

Excellent. She took lots of time to explain different options and made sure we were satisfied with our choices. She did a followup when we got home.

Great

By: Jen


Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2017

Helena was very prompt with answering any questions I had.
Not Recommended

service

By: star


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

She is rude and arrogant

mexico

By: Ev


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2017

Excellent, very efficient and friendly. Quick to help.

Europe

By: Henri


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

Great. Reliable, prompt - kept me informed.

Mallorca, Spain

By: Althea


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

Absolutely amazing, great communications. solid advice and got the best price. Would book with her again and have recommended Helena to friends.

Spain Mallorca

By: Girl Biker


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2017

Excellent! She pays attention to all the details!!

Mallorca Cycling Trip

By: Willis


Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2017

The trip was wonderful. Helena was awesome. The only thing I may have changed in the trip was to have an easy flat cycle the first day as everyone was jet lagged and it was hot to start at noon. That way you can also gauge the ability of the cyclists. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip the accommodations were fabulous.

Mallorca Hike & Bike

By: Jane


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Enjoyed the trip immensely. Helena was a great guide, helpful and very approachable.

Mallorca

By: Garth number Two


Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2017

Great job organizing and looking after folks. Unbelievably pleasant and positive and fun. . A great experience.

Helena Millar

By: Pinky


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2017

Helena did a great job for us from initial contact to follow up after our trip. She did an amazing job!!!!!!

Working with Helena Millar

By: Mooseman


Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2017

A great experience, professional and efficient. I would recommend using her services for all future travel.

Great trip to the Windy City

By: Adventure seeker


Reviewed on: 06 Dec 2017

Fantastic, very responsive and exceptionally quick service with a friendly approach . Stayed in touch before, during and after the trip.

Great experience

By: Dawn


Reviewed on: 22 Feb 2018

Couldn't have been easier or more pleasant. Would definitely book travel with her again.

Koningsdam trip

By: Boglema


Reviewed on: 25 Feb 2018

Working with Helena is always a great experience. She goes out of her way to acommodate us.

Thanks Helena!

By: 2cruisers


Reviewed on: 14 Mar 2018

Helena manages to organize our trips efficiently and to our liking even though we are not in the same city! She is prompt when we have questions and easy to reach. We have booked several trips with Helen and plan to do more in the future!

Excellent service!

By: JenG


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

Helene provides excellent service always! We have booked several trips with her over the years and have never been disappointed! She goes above and beyond and always ensures that she offers a personal touch. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to book travel!

Excellent

By: Christina


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2018

Working with Helena makes everything go so easy! Will and have recommended her to a few of my friends

Shorty

By: Shorty


Reviewed on: 02 Apr 2018

She made everything so much easier to understand especially for first time cruisers like us and will definitely call her again.

Mexico

By: bw


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2018

excellent in every way

Spain

By: Allie


Reviewed on: 21 Apr 2018

Absolutely amazing.

What a relief!

By: Angela Morton


Reviewed on: 30 Apr 2018

We have been using Helena for a few years now and she makes everything so quick easy. She will answer any questions we have in a very timely manner and she is just a absolute pleasure to work with. We have recommended Helena to many of our friends and family and any time we plan a trip she is the first person we call. Vision Travel is very lucky to have such an excellent travel agent!

Awesome!

By: Seb


Reviewed on: 02 Jun 2018

She was awesome and very kind. She booked my trip only a few minutes after our initial conversation.

Nameless

By: no way


Reviewed on: 12 Aug 2018

A pleasure to work with!

China

By: China


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2018

Great. She was very attentive and personable. She was well organized and followed up with us regularly to ensure everything was in order. She promptly answered any questions we had. Great service.

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